4 Simple Rules to Achieve More on Your Bucket List in 2017. #3 is a No Brainer!Submitted by Bart Wisniowski - Hacktrepeneur and blurnalist on March 1st, 2017
So I’ve noticed that the gym I go to has a little bit more breathing space versus a few short weeks ago. All of a sudden, there are no line ups for showers and most of the equipment is free… What’s changed? Perhaps a little bit of a bug going around?! Perhaps YES! If the name of the bug is “setting goals and not following through.”
Here are a few easy rules to make sure your goals become a reality. Even if you stalled out during the first few weeks, there’s still time to get back on track.
- The first rule is to PRIORITIZE. Take all of your goals, figure out which ones you’re really serious about, and then throw the rest away. Your time is precious, and you should only spend it doing the things that support what you really want for yourself in 2017, and beyond. Figuring this out helps you get rid of the superficial goals you think you want, but don’t really care about.
- Second, GET SUPPORT. Find a friend, spouse or a colleague to join the journey. But not just any friend, a good friend. Someone with a good track record. If you don’t have a good friend, go it alone. You need quality support, not lip service.
- Third, WRITE YOUR GOALS DOWN. Read them often. Write your goals down again and read them again. Repeat this! Keeping your goals in your head allows you to stay inspired for a moment, until your mind wanders back to familiar patterns. Keep your goals alive by continually reminding yourself of what you want. Your mind is your most powerful ally, so stay focused on what you want.
- Fourth, SHARE YOUR PLANS and goals with others. Your boss, your colleagues, your parents, friends, and the people closest to you. The more people who know about your goals, the more people can support you by checking in with your progress, or even join in.
If you set a positive example for others, it will boomerang back to support your own efforts.
You can even use a ready-made platform like Bucketlist, which was created to help companies and organizations of all sizes stay connected and involved with each other’s progress.
Here’s the deal: even if you haven’t started your resolutions, or if you wrote several goals and never got started, that doesn't mean you've failed.
Decide what you want for yourself in 2017 and make it happen!